There are several signs of a drain that has become clogged. One of the easiest signs to spot is a drain that will not empty water at all. Other signs of a clogged drain are slow draining water, a toilet that doesn’t flush or is slow to flush, water back up in a tub or shower, a smell coming from the drain and visible debris in the drain.
While a clogged drain may seem to be just an inconvenience, there are some dangers associated with a clog. Standing water can pose a drowning hazard for young children. A toilet that does not flush will fester and present fouls smells and bacteria into the air. Debris in a drain is also a breeding ground for fruit flies and other small insects. Standing water also allows mosquitoes and other insect to breed.
While there are products on the market for a clogged drain, they can be dangerous both to the inhabitants of your home and your pipes. The caustic chemicals that make up commercial drain cleaners can eat away at some pipe materials creating a bigger problem. Most commercial drain cleaners will also not clear clogs in toilet drains. Another common problem often happens when homeowners plunge their toilets. They plunge so hard it makes a leak in the wax seal between the toilet and the bathroom floor. This allows a little flushed toilet waste to leak under the toilet to stagnate and/or leak onto the floor. A Miranda professional will avoid this problem, and fix it if his inspection finds toilet waste leaking onto your bathroom floor he can give you a quote to repair it quickly on the spot.